*The Nano Franchises™ program is about making a social impact by building the commercial foundation, logistical infrastructure, supply chain and marketing systems for sheltering and incubating vocational franchise opportunities that benefit the vulnerable groups in the society, including the financially deprived, elderly people, the disadvantaged, the disabled, at-risk youth, women and families, individuals under rehabilitation, under-represented groups, minorities, and the displaced to teach them a craft or handiwork and to maintain their integrity and to create an income opportunity for them through a job, desk or a working space franchise within a fully assembled facility owned by a manufacturer or service provider.
There is an endless list of artisanal handicrafts which can be employed in the Nano Franchises™ initiative such as textiles, sewing, canvas work, embroidery, knitting, rug and carpet weaving, t-shirt art, silk-screening, shoe making and repair, carpentry, wood carving, basket weaving, ceramic art, copper arts, mosaics, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, paper craft, soapmaking and candle making.
Nano Franchise™ is not restricted to production, it can also encompass services such automotive services, junk and garbage removal, general repair and maintenance, household appliances repair, leather repair and cloth alteration, carpet cleaning and restoration pet grooming, commercial and residential cleaning, and non-medical senior care.
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The Nano Franchise™ initiative must be guided by a government vision for supporting SMEs, and supported by the willingness of major business players and industrialists to redesign an element of their business and allocate a dedicated co-working space for the franchise model.
The main task of the program is to develop a profitable commercial foundation of the Nano Franchise™ model, where the franchisor (business operator, manufacturer, or service providers) provides initial and ongoing support and training to the franchisees in terms of operational methods, quality standards, technology, logistical infrastructure, supply chain, supply of equipment, tools & material, and marketing systems.
Program Language: English or Arabic subject to client’s requirements.
*Nano Franchise™ is a term coined by Sary Hamway to describe a smaller than micro-franchise model to offer a job/vocation opportunity to the underprivileged.